Great Big News Roundup

by Dylan on May 1, 2004

Back in action after a week and a half of no internet (not as bad as it sounds), and lots to report- here we go.
*Radiohead did in fact have to cancel their final show in Melbourne, Austrailia. After having trouble during the first show, Thom was diagnosed as having marked hoarseness of voice, a significant upper airway infection, and associated heavy inflammation of his vocal chords. He was advised by a doctor that should he have performed that night, he risked permanent damage to his voice. Nobody wants that, of course. The band expressed sincere apologies to their Aussie fans, who they know travelled far and wide to be there, and made it clear that this decision was not made lightly (not exactly G’N’R, our boys, a quick glance at the gigography reveals a very very very few cancelled shows, all done for good reason). Refunds are available at the point of purchase, and if you bought them from w.a.s.t.e, you need to mail them to
Waste Products Ltd.
PO Box 322
Oxford
OX4 1EY
England
to get your refund.
*Jonny’s Bodysong score was nominated for ‘Best Original Film Score’ at the Ivor Novello awards. We’ll find out if he wins at the end of this month.
*The “Japanese-only” Com Lag EP has gone global, with release now confirmed for Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Canada.
*Q Magazine listed “OK Computer” and “The Bends” as two (out of twenty) of the most important albums of the last 25 years. “OK Computer” was second only to Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, and Radiohead was the only group that had two albums on the list. “Creep” was listed as the third most important single in the past 25 years (out of 20).
*The Scotsman and Q Magazine declared Radiohead’s 1997 Glastonbury gig (listen to “How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found” for more info) the number one gig of all time, followed by Nirvana, Oasis, Coldplay, and Brian Wilson.
*Fan favorite “Let Down” was soundchecked three times over in Oz. Rarely played live, this would be a treat to hear if any has any recordings. Hint hint.
That should do it (for now), we’re back online so we shall keep you posted as best we can.
We missed you…
(Thanks to CUTW, At Ease, Treefingers, 58hours, and all the fine people who wrote in with news while we were gone, news that was immediately erased when my hard drive failed about thirty minutes after setting up my computer in its new home).



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